Lessing-Denkmal, Vienna

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  • 2 steps from the center and you are on a wonderful square. There must have been a Jewish quarter. Quiet, no tourist crowds. The area is beautiful
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  • Good senso...va good collocazione...va good quiete....va good all ... though, beyond the unusual plastic pose, she is saying that is a beautiful statue. The absence of the green square and the mammozzone of the memorial hanging over everything they sacrifice any kind of magic can even be born in the vision of this monument. Go for it and let me know if I'm wrong. Not by trying but try the square and then you might as well see it all and seeing it well. Useful? Click on "offonmyholidays" and look at all the reviews I did for Vienna.
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  • One of two monuments that can be viewed at Judenplatz is the statue of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, the 18th-century German poet and dramatist whose essays and plays preached tolerance and acceptance and would have been seen as sensitive to the Jewish people of that time. Interestingly, this particular statue is the second dedicated to Lessing and was the work of Siegfried Charoux and was unveiled at Ruprechtskirche in 1968, being moved to this location in 1981. Sadly, it seems the original Lessing monument was removed in 1939 by the National Socialists, melted down and reused to make weaponry. In addition to spending a few minutes to view the Lessing statue, it is worth time viewing and reading about the Holocaust Memorial here a Judenplatz as well. You may also want to visit the Judensplatz Museum while spending time in this area of Vienna.
  • Nice and quiet in a busy city, coffee shops nearby
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